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Lot 0059
  • Title/Content of Map: Hassiae Descriptio Ioanne Dryandro Avectore, Holsatiae Descrip
  • Date Printed: 1588
  • Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
  • Material/Medium: No color, thick paper. Spanish text on verso. From the first modern atlas- the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius.
  • Size: 16 x 21 inches

    300 copies printed originally. Few loose copies remaining. More background: Ortelius’ regional maps of Germany, including decorative cartouches, etc. The Hassiae map extends to the Rhine and shows and Frankfurt, and extends up to the Werra and Fulda Rivers. The Holsatiae map extends from Hamburg and Louwenburg in the south to Tundereen, Allan and Laland Islands in the North, Centered on Sleswick. Title: HASSIAE DESCRIP:|TIO, IOAN:|NE DRYAN:|DRO AVC:|TORE .1579.| (Left top:) "Cum gratia, &|Priuilegio.decen." [Depiction of Hessen by Iohannes Dryander .1579.] - HOLSATIAE DESCRIP. [A depiction of Holstein] (Cartouche lower right corner:) "Cum gratia et Privile:|gio.|Marcus Iordanus|Holsatus describeb". [With grace and Privilege, depicted by Iordanus from Holstein]. (From leading Ortelius scholar Marcel van den Broecke.)

    Abraham Ortelius (1527 - 1598) was a Flemish cartographer & geographer, celebrated as the creator of the first modern atlas, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World). Ortelius' work, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, was the first uniformly sized, systematic collection of maps; this work can therefore be called the first atlas (although the term was not used until 20 years later by Mercator).

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  • Condition

    Excellent condition, very light scattered soiling.

    Starting Bid

    $1.00

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    Ortelius Antique Map: Hassiae Descriptio Ioanne

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